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Upgrades Temporarily Reduces Water Treatment Capacity At Union Water Supply System Plant

Tuesday May 24th, 2022, 4:08pm


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The Union Water Supply System is currently undertaking necessary upgrades to the treatment system at the Ruthven Water Treatment Plant.

Part of the water treatment system had to be shut down in September 2021 for the upgrade to proceed. This work was scheduled for completion by the end of May 2022, but due to current worldwide supply chain issues, this work has been prolonged by at least 8-10 weeks, and the plant will be operating at reduced capacity until the completion of this work in mid to late August 2022.

Each year, the warmer spring and summer weather is associated with a higher demand on the water system as families fill their pools, gardeners water their vegetables, shrubs, lawns, and people wash their cars more frequently. During hot summer months, water consumption within the UWSS service area increases significantly. One way to manage higher water demands in the summer is with the use of outdoor watering restrictions. UWSS would like to remind all UWSS water consumers that outdoor watering restrictions are in place each year starting May 1st and running through September 30th. More information on these restrictions are available online.

With the expected summer high water demand, especially as we deal with our ongoing treatment plant upgrades, they requests that residents and businesses minimize their daytime water usage, particularly between the peak hours of noon and 6pm and also to avoid any unnecessary water uses.

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